Pre-booked Group Walks

Guided walks provide a fun and enlightening opportunity to bring people together. No two walks are ever the same; each one is uniquely tailored to the interests and requirements of you and your group. Choose a theme from my Walks Menu, or contact me to ask me about how I could create a new walk for your group.

Walks for clubs and societies

Guided walks are guaranteed to enliven your annual programme of society events. And Big Smoke Walks can also bring the City to you with a lavishly illustrated talk!

Walks for friends and family

Guided walks make great gifts: for birthdays, anniversaries, retirements. I've even led walks for hen parties! Or ask me about a Big Smoke Gift Certificate.

Walks for student and school groups

Guided walks add interest and excitement to your study programme, be it a horrid history tour of Tudor Smithfield or an academic investigation into the Great Fire. I've done both, and more besides!

Walks for work colleagues

Guided walks support team-building exercises and are perfect for corporate entertaining: social get-togethers, away-days, leaving parties and Christmas outings.


Turn-up-and-Go Walks

From time to time, Big Smoke offers walks on a turn-up-and-go basis. No need to book, simply turn up at the appointed time and meeting place and pay your Guide at the start of the walk. Check What's On or contact me to see what's coming up.


Frequently Asked Questions

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Dragon atop lamp, City of London


Karen Chester's City of London Guide Badge and Link

Guided Walks
2000 years of history in the City of London

The best way to see the sights is on foot, in the company of a professionally qualified City of London Guide. Guided walks are entertaining and educational, sociable and … green! You'll discover secret back alleys and hidden treasures that even Londoners have missed.

Big Smoke Walks last about two and a half hours, with a break for refreshments along the way. To ensure that everyone can enjoy the walk in comfort and safety, numbers are strictly limited.